1866-11-28: Horace Hawes Sells His Share of Rancho Santa Ana to Joaquin Bolado & José G. Arques

Wednesday, November 28, 1866 – Horace Hawes granted to Joaquin Bolado & José G. Arques, all of his right and title in Rancho Santa Ana, the portion claimed by Manuel Salvador Larios of Rancho Santa Ana y Quien Sabe.

Book F p. 454 (see also p. 490), $2000

v.1 pp. 55-56.

See the correcting entry that adjusted the share from half to 1/3 for José G. Arques and 2/3rds to Joaquin Bolado.

1866-02-28: Benjamin Flint grants to Charles Avy for $200 the 1500 Acres (Tres Pinos) he Purchased at Public Auction

Wednesday, February 28, 1866 – Benjamin Flint grants to Charles Avy for $200 the 1500 acres of Rancho Santa Ana (Tres Pinos) he purchased at public auction.

Book F of Conveyances, p. 279

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1865-12-11: Manuel Larios, owner of Rancho Santa Ana, died

Monday, December 11, 1865 – Manuel Larios (b. 1799* in the Pueblo of San Jose de Guadalupe near Mission Santa Clara*) died at 64 [65 or 66*] leaving real estate valued (v.1 p. 87) at $50,000, 5/6th of the Rancho Santa Ana, later (Feb 10, 1866) shown (v.1 p. 90) to be 5.5 leagues at $20,000 with $500 in improvements.

After removing Horace Hawes' 1/10th of 2,441.17 and the 1500 acres he gave to his son (José) Antonio Larios which contained "the place known as the Tres Pinos" which is in his will, from half of 48,822.60 acres which is 24,411.30; his estate at time of death included 20,470.17 acres.

v.1 p. 126.

*Birthdate from "East of the Gabilans" Valley Publishers, c 1976. Marjorie Pierce, p. xii Library of Congress: 76-56566. ISBN: 0-913548-39-1. p. 79

1858-12-15: Horace Hawes grants 1/20th of Santa Anita & Quien Sabe to Lynch & Roeding

Wednesday, December 15, 1858 – Horace Hawes grants his undivided 1/20th of Rancho Santa Anita and Quien Sabe to Francis E. Lynch & Frederick Roeding for $3000

book D. p. 116.

This was referred to in Hawes’ grant to Thomas Benton Jones.
Abstract v.1 p. 43

1857-08-21: Manuel Larios sells 1/10th of Santa Ana to Horace Hawes

Friday, August 21, 1857: Manuel Larios deeds to Horace Hawes for professional services rendered 1/10th of Santa Ana after partition from Anzar; in a square form on San Benito River including "Ranchito de Lenterio."

Book C. p. 179.

see also book F p. 453.

Abstract v.1 p. 37

A survey was never done, so it became an undivided 1/10th of M. Larios's share

Abstract v.1 p 37, v.1 p.125.

Said to be equal to 2,441.17 acres

Abstract v.1 p.126.

Frederick A. MacDougall was a witness.

1857-05-26: Roeding and Lynch mortgage from Manuel L. Larios one 16th of Santa Ana Rancho

May 26, 1857: Roeding and Lynch mortgage from Manuel L. Larios one undivided 16th of Rancho Santa Ana; $500, 3%/month

1857-02-02: Joaquin Bolado marries Julia Josepha Abrego.

Monday, February 2, 1857, Joaquin Bolado marries Julia Josefa Abrego (b. 04-23-1843 Monterey), daughter of Don José Abrego (b. Mexico 1813) and Josefa Maria Casilda Aniceta Estrada (b. 04-04-1814 Presidio, Monterey).

Joaquin Bolado Married Julia Josepha Abrego February 2, 1857
Pierce, Marjorie. "East of the Gabilans" Valley Publishers, c 1976 Library of Congress: 76-56566. ISBN: 0-913548-39-1., p. 123.

A Memorial and Biographical History of the Coast Counties of Central California, Lewis Publishing Company, 1893, p. 345

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1855: Manuel Larios bought surveyor Francisco Serrano’s partition map

Larios bought surveyor Francisco Serrano's map of the partition of Rancho Santa Ana y Quien Sabe 3 or 4 years after death of JM Anzar in 1852.

Bolado/Arques suit.

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1853-02-02: Anzar estate: petition filed for probate of will

Wednesday, February 2, 1853 – Petition filed for probate of will to Monterey County Probate court by Jose Antonio Anzar and Maria Antonio Castro de Anzar saying that on or about 10/29/1852 Juan Miguel Anzar died at San Jose in Santa Clara County during a temporary absence from Monterey County.

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1849-06-26: Joaquin Bolado arrives at Monterey

Joaquin Bolado of Santander, Spain, arrives at Monterey California on Schooner Maria (aka Mary) after a voyage of 62 days from San Blas, Mexico.

1843-04-23: Julia Josepha Abrego born. (Married Joaquin Bolado in 1857)

Julia Josepha Abrego was born in Monterey. She would later marry Joaquin Bolado in 1857.
She was the daughter of Don José Abrego, a Mexican merchant (b. 1813) who came from Mexico to Monterey in 1834 on the vessel La Natalie.

Her photo, taken around 1875, is hosted in the Online Archive of California. It is labeled incorrectly as being a photo of Julia (Dulce) Bolado, who was her daughter with Joaquin Bolado, born in 1873.

Her Mother:

Her mother was Josefa Maria Casilda Aniceta Estrada de Abrego, born 04-14-1814 in the Officers’ Family Quarters in the Presidio of Monterey.

“A native California lady named Señora Doña Josefa Estrada de Abrego, half-sister of Governor Alvarado, resided at Monterey in 1842 at the time Commodore Jones raised the American flag over that city. She was one of the most beautiful and intelligent of her sex. Like all her people, she felt deep chagrin that the fortunes of war should bring about a change which would compel her to submit to the new order of things.”

http://www.sfgenealogy.com/sf/history/hb75yv.htm Source: Davis, William Heath. Seventy-five Years in San Francisco. 1929: San Francisco.


She married Joaquin Bolado Monday, February 2, 1857.

Pierce, Marjorie. “East of the Gabilans” Valley Publishers, c 1976 Library of Congress: 76-56566. ISBN: 0-913548-39-1. p. 123

A Memorial and Biographical History of the Coast Counties of Central California, Lewis Publishing Company, 1893, p. 345




1841: Joaquin Bolado in Zacatecas, Mexico

Joaquin Bolado was in Zacatecas, Mexico from 1841-1849.

Bolado and José G. Arques would later purchase the Santa Ana y Quien Sabe Rancho on Friday, November 2, 1866.


Web article quoting Joaquin Bolado obituary – Hollister Free Lance, 12/7/1894



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1839: Jose G. Arques born

Jose G. Arques born.  Also known as Joseph G. Arques of San Francisco.

Friday, November 2, 1866, at age 27, he bought Rancho Santa Ana y Quien Sabe with co-owner with Joaquin Bolado.

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1835: Juan Miguel Anzar granted Aromitas rancho (Las Aromitas y Agua Caliente)

Juan Miguel Anzar, (who on December 29, 1838 would request the grant of Rancho Santa Ana with Manuel Larios) was granted Aromitas rancho (Las Aromitas y Agua Caliente).

Source: Memorial and Biographical History, Coast Counties Central California. Lewis Publishing Co. Biographies, 1893. p. 437.

Note: Frederick A. MacDougall, the Anzar guardian, ended up owning this in 1862.


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1822-03-03: Joaquin Bolado born in Santander, Spain

Joaquin Bolado was born in Santander, Spain on Sunday, March 3, 1822.

On Tuesday, June 26, 1849, Bolado arrives aboard the Schooner "Mary" in San Francisco after a voyage of 62 days from San Blas, Mexico.


On Friday, November 2, 1866, Joaquin Bolado (54) and Jose G. Arques (27 years old) buy Rancho Santa Ana y Quien Sabe from Maria del Rosaria Armas de Larios, Jose Maria Larios, Manuel L. Larios, Gracia Larios, Jose Antonio Larios, Jose Dolores Larios, Martina Larios de Soto, (wife of) Deo Gracia Soto, Deo Gracia Soto, her husband, Guadelupe Larios de Quiñones, (wife of) Reyes Quiñones and Reyes Quiñones, her husband.

Source: Book F. p. 423 – transcribed. Consideration $17,200 v.1 p. 113

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1799: Manuel Larios born in San José, Alta California (Santa Ana y Quien Sabe Grantee: 1839)

Manuel Larios was born in Pueblo of San Jose de Guadelupe, near Mission Santa Clara.

"East of the Gabilans" Valley Publishers, c 1976. Marjorie Pierce, p. xii

Library of Congress: 76-56566. ISBN: 0-913548-39-1. p. 79


December 29, 1838, the Rancho Santa Ana grant was first requested by Manuel Larios & Juan Miguel Anzar; Larios managed Anzar's properties. The petition was referred to the Ayuntamiento to which (sic) reported that the lands could be granted.

Monday, April 8, 1839, Ranchos Santa Ana and Quien Sabe were granted to Larios and Anzar by a concession declaring them owners by Governor Juan B. Alvarado, granting them equal shares. Source: Suit: v2 p.249-250

May 1, 1860: US Patent: Pres. James Buchanan in Washington "caused these letters to be made patent" Combined Ranch (stating boundaries): patented to Manuel Larios et. al California State Map ID number: MC 4:4-574 Grant number: 237 book A patents p 55-62



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Before 1769: Links

The history of these lands before 1769 is outside the scope of this project. Some links for further research:

Amah Mutsun:
Monterey County Historical Society:

San Benito County: Wikipedia

Excerpt from “A History of the Mutsun Band of Costanoan Indians” (Indian Canyon) By Richard Roods http://www.native-net.org/archive/nl/9405/0085.html

Indian Canyon


Factbites: Costanoan & Ohlone

Ark Independent Studies

Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe of Chino, California

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